Coedpenmaen English Baptist Church - Coedpenmaen (1905)

The Sunday services in connection with the series of Revival meetings conducted at Pontypridd by Mr Dan Roberts were largely attended, and among those present were a lady from Switzerland, several Scotch and Irish representatives, and people from various parts of England. The first service was held in Bethania Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, which, of course, was crowded, and a most interesting and impressive service it proved to be. A Scotchman, praying in Welsh, gave thanks that he had been privileged to learn Welsh, so that he might full partake in the blessings of the present Revival. He had, he said, been brought up in Wales. While this address was being delivered a very eloquent Welsh prayer was being offered up by one of the deacons of the chapel in which the service was held. Miss S.A. Jones afterwards prayed in English. In the afternoon the service in Zion Congregational Chapel was a remarkable one. The Chapel was, notwithstanding a snowstorm, crowded. Mr Dan Roberts was accompanied by Miss Maggie Davies (Maesteg), Miss S.A. Davies (Nantymoel), and Miss Mary Davies (Gorseinon). In the evening there was a crowded congregation in the English Baptist Chapel, Coedpenmaen, where fervour and warmth marked the service from the outset. A chapter has been read in Welsh, Mr Dan Roberts, in a brief address, dwelt upon the efficacy of prayer. Subsequently, when Mr R. Davies had made a request on behalf two ladies from Switzerland for prayers for their native land, other requests came, and particularly for prayers for Ireland, and for Dublin especially. Mr Dan Roberts proceeded to test the meeting, and as convert after covert declared, “Songs of Praises” were repeatedly sung.

From, 'The Western Mail', 26th February 1905.

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